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To vaccinate or not to vaccinate?

It’s amazing to see how quickly and efficiently humanity was able to react and adapt to the Covid pandemic. This gives hope that we might now dare to face similar revolutions in order to make an end also with famines, wars and over-exploitation of natural resources.

But meanwhile I’m worried and remain unvaccinated. I don’t join the choir of those who repeat “I believe in science”. Because science is not something you “believe” in or not. Science is a tool, and a very valuable one. But also an expensive one. Science is opportunistic: it serves those who pay for it. And those who make profit from the COVID pandemy (private corporations without exception) are more powerful than the public corporations who are supposed to protect the weak and the poor. A new form of slavery is evolving where private corporations are the masters and all humans (including top-level managers) are slaves.

So what about those who refuse to get vaccinated? Are they really just stubborn fools? Are they really such a big threat to the others? Will our problems be solved when everybody has been vaccinated?

Why doesn’t the Church protest against the idea that national governments might enforce vaccination? Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn answers “Because it is not a question of faith” 1. No, Mr Schönberg, it is obviously a question of faith because it is being discussed controversially. Every controversial question is a question of faith. But I guess that he actually means it is not a question of the Gospel. That’s true, it’s not a question of the Gospel. The Gospel doesn’t answer neither no nor yes.

Unfortunately and in contradiction with that it question is , it’s not a question of the Gospel, That said, Schönborn gives at least one good argument: vaccination is very comparable to the obligation of using the safety belt or the ban of smoking in public buildings.

But Schönborn also fails to mention at least one argument: there are people who “have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.” (Great Barrington Declaration, authored in October 2020)

Footnotes

1

Österreich: „Impfen ist keine Glaubenssache“

2

Impfpflicht: Schönborn wirbt für Dialog und versöhnliche Gesten